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Sailfish near a school fish of mackerels Mexico ; In february, schools of mulets appears in the Caribbean Sea near Isla Mujeres (Mexico). They attract hundred of saifishes (Istiophorus albicans) which come to hunt these baitballs. They hit the ball with their sword to hurt the fishes and eat them quickly. In half an hour, a big ball of 2 m large can disappear completely...

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Keywords

Wild animal / Fish (animal) / Osteichthyes / Actinopterygii / Jack Mackerel (Trachurus sp)

Wild animal / Fish (animal) / Osteichthyes / Actinopterygii / Billfish / Marlin / Sailfish / Sailfish (Istiophorus sp) / Atlantic sailfish (Istiophorus albicans)

America / North America / Mexico (Country)

Species / Relation between species / Predation / Predator

Motion / Locomotion / Swim

Shot / Underwater shot

Enumeration / Group / School fish

World sea and ocean / Atlantic Ocean / North Atlantic Ocean / Caribbean Sea

Species / Species particularity / Fishes particularity / Saltwater fish / Pelagic fish

Species / IUCN Red List of Threatened Species / Low Risk (IUCN) LR / Least Concern (IUCN) LC

February

Latin keywords

Eukaryota / Opisthokonta / Metazoa / Bilateria / Coelomata / Deuterostomia / Chordata / Vertebrata / Pisces / Osteichthya / Actinopterygii / Teleostei / Perciformes / Istiophoridae / Istiophorus

Eukaryota / Opisthokonta / Metazoa / Bilateria / Coelomata / Deuterostomia / Chordata / Vertebrata / Pisces / Osteichthya / Actinopterygii / Teleostei / Perciformes / Carangidae / Trachurus

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